Internet is a great thing when you think of great minds and visionaries using it as a new tool to spread knowledge equally among everyone in this planet regardless of their geographical location, gender, religion and social class.. As a result we saw initiatives like Open University and youtube channels in which big schools such as MIT, Stanford, UC Berkeley, Yale, etc… posted their lecture videos online, free to use, as a contribution to make the world a better place.< br/>
Lately, I just leaned about Audacity that introduces itself as: “We believe university-level education can be both high quality and low-cost. Using the economics of the Internet, we’ve connected some of the greatest teachers to hundreds of thousands of students all over the world.” So you don’t have to pay $5k for an AI class at Stanford anymore ( like I did ), you can sign up with audacity and take for much much cheaper…
Yet, evil minds will have their own special way of using Internet: They will share information and teach “stuff” nowhere near the “stuff” you learn in the lectures posted by Yale or Stanford.
My mom sent me an email this morning with a link to a Facebook page asking me to report it. The page has nothing but calls for violence and manuals on how to make homemade bombs… It looks like people have reported this page to Facebook for days and the page is still live and thriving with over 2000 fans..
Facebook is full with pages like this one and what drives me nuts and gets me out of my mind is the slow if ever-present response of Facebook when we report these pages…
Is the slow response by design or by accident? A question I would love to get an answer for one day…< br/>
Below are screenshots of the page I am referring to:
Update: Minutes after I posted this article, someone, which I won’t mention his name, contacted a Facebook director complaining about this page and the page went down instantly.